Our World

Co-curated by learners from HM Prison Shotts

A Koestler Arts exhibition for Scotland

24 January – 26 February 2023
Tramway, Glasgow

We were delighted to return to Scotland for a show celebrating artwork from Scottish prisons and other establishments entered into the 2022 Koestler Awards for arts in criminal justice. Tramway is an internationally acclaimed venue for contemporary visual and performing art, housed in a former tram depot. Koestler Arts last exhibited here in 2017, so we’re very excited to be returning in 2023.

To select work for this show, Koestler Arts partnered with Fife College – the National education provider, delivering learning in all public Scottish prisons. A group from HM Prison Shotts used their artistic and design skills to help select the main themes and artworks for this exhibition. They hope this exhibition expresses how much people who are in prison and other secure settings care about what is happening in the wider world.

“Our World is to share. Everybody’s got a part to play… not just a single individual.”

–Co-curator from HM Prison Shotts


Watch our exhibition film produced by Creative Scotland on our YouTube

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Listen to the music which featured in the exhibition on our Soundcloud playlist

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